The Invent + Patent System™ is a self-help system and the use of this system will not create any attorney-client representation relationship. IPWatchdog, Inc. and/or its employees and independent contractors will not represent the customers in any capacity, including before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Among other things, this means that no patent application will be filed by or on behalf of the user submitting this questionnaire.
All patent attorneys and patent agents, and those who work under the direction of patent attorneys and patent agents are required by the USPTO to maintain the confidences and secrets of their clients and prospective clients. This legal requirement is set forth in 37 C.F.R. § 11.106. Furthermore, 37 C.F.R. § 11.118 specifically relates to prospective clients (i.e., one who makes contact to ask questions or seek advice and has not yet or may never, enter into a representation relationship). 11.118 specifically states: “Even when no client-practitioner relationship ensues, a practitioner who has had discussions with the prospective client shall not use or reveal information learned in the consultation…”
Gene Quinn is a registered patent attorney (Reg. No. 44,294). He is not currently affiliated with any law firm and is no longer taking on legal clients. Notwithstanding, he and all of his staff are required by the same rules of the USPTO to keep all information received relating to inventions confidential even if no representation relationship exists. To specifically put any concerns to rest we have our Confidentiality Pledge available on our website.
PLEASE NOTE: No legal or consulting services will be provided nor will legal representation be undertaken at any time before, during, or after the use of this system. IPWatchdog, Inc., and/or its employees will not represent the customers in any capacity, including before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).